Beware had a special guest and new member join us at our July meeting.
Stanley Pritchard works with tent member Mark ‘sparky’ Hughes and has
for some time been telling him that he saw the ‘Boys’ at Manchester
Hippodrome in November 1953 when he was a young lad. He lived two
minutes away from the theatre at the time and his mum bought tickets
for him, his brother and herself to go and see them. He remembered
clearly that, although it was only a two minute walk to the theatre it
took half an hour to get in as the crowds outside were so big!! To see
stars from the screen was a big occasion and laurel and Hardy certainly
drew the crowds. He remembered Hardy coming on first and a little while
later Stanley coming on sweeping up. Stanley has loved the comedy duo
all his life and was delighted to come along and share his story and
enjoy watching classic films with fellow Sons of the Desert.
Stanley Was There!